Tuesday, January 29, 2019

BOOK IN BRIGG TO ENJOY BRAKE VAN TOURS OF SCUNTHORPE STEELWORKS

Veteran steam loco Cranford in the platform adjoining Brigg Road, Scunthorpe (right) after completing a brake van tour of the British Steel works.

Brigg Tourist Information Centre is again handling bookings for people who want to enjoy interesting and FREE train rides round the large steelworks complex in Scunthorpe.
They take place on Saturdays and there are two to choose from - in loco-hauled carriages and aboard brake vans.
The volunteer-operated Appleby-Frodingham Railway Preservation Society runs these tours, which Brigg Blog has tried and highly recommends.
Although no charge is made, passengers are welcome to make donations.
The tours, which give excellent views of British Steel's extensive works, including the rolling mills, blast furnaces and steelmaking areas, start from a small platform adjoining Brigg Road, near the main works office block.
Free car parking is available nearby or you can take a Hornsby X4 or No 4 bus from Brigg to Scunthorpe and make the short walk along Brigg Road to the platform to join the train.
Visit the TIC on the ground floor of the Buttercross to book places in advance. Telephone 01652 657053.
Saturday brake van tours for 2019 will be running on January 26, February 23, March 30 and April 27. They operate from 11am to 3pm.
Saturday tours of the works in carriages will follow from May to late summer. 

Our picture shows steam loco Cranford in the platform adjoining Brigg Road, Scunthorpe (right) after completing a brake van tour of the British Steel works.

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